Here are some of the many habitats in which Plantago lanceolata, Plantago major, and Plantago rugelii live. These species thrive in habitats with frequent disturbance from mowing and trampling, including yards, parks, and edges of roads and walking paths. We encourage you to take your own photos of Plantago, and upload them as iNaturalist observations!
Young researchers observe flowering Plantago lanceolata in The Regent’s Park in London, UK.
Plantago lanceolata at the edge of Lake Carlton in Morrison-Rockwood State Park in Illinois.
Cluster of Plantago lanceolata growing in the center of an abandoned tire in northern Wisconsin.
Plantago lanceolata growing in the cracks of cement steps in University City, Missouri.
Plantago lanceolata (infected with dusty-looking powdery mildew) growing out of a stone retaining wall in University City, Missouri.
Foreground: Plantago rugelii along the sidewalk. Background: whimsical fairy garden (and pinecone pal) in University City, Missouri.
Plantago major doing its best in a walkway on the University of Pittsburgh campus.
Plantago major beneath a live oak tree (photo below) in Audubon Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.